Ater the second world war the demand for custom built car bodies declined. Windovers responded by making bodies for passenger coaches.
These coaches were renowned for their comfort and luxury. They were some of the first models to be used for coach tours abroad.
Windovers built many fire engines in the 1950s including 150 examples of the famous "Green Goddess" which were in use for over 50 years.
Windovers made the bodies for the Beardmore Mark VII taxis, one of the last to have a separate coach built body.
R E T Windover
Reginald Earnest Thompson Windover was born in 1894. After serving in the First World War he returned to work in the family business. This moved from Huntingdon to Hendon in 1924 and he saw the company through the difficult period of the 1940s, reviving its fortunes by moving into commercial vehicle bodies.
On his retirement in 1956, the company was closed down.